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Video / Streets: ABOVE (South Africa)

The Northern Cali-based ABOVE (interviewed) continued his many travels with a recent trip to South Africa. On arrival, the street muralist turned his attention to an issue that he felt strongly about – blood diamonds – and went about figuring what the best way to get his message across was. He ended up convincing the traders at Johannesburg’s largest diamond exporter Jewel City to allow him paint their exterior wall with the slogan “Diamonds Are A Woman’s Best Friend.” What they didn’t realize was that he […]

Streets: Phlegm (Isle of Man)

Street muralist Phlegm recently came across an abandoned pool on the Isle of Man and immediately knew what to do. Befitting the location next to the sea and true to his longstanding love affair with marine imagery, the Sheffield-based artist painted a large sea creature with one of his signature characters in tow. Adding an added layer of complexity was the background filled with years of graf work. More photos after the jump…

Interview: Seonna Hong

Seonna Hong is a Los Angeles-based multi-talented painter, illustrator, writer, animation art director, and Emmy winning artist that we have admired and written about here on AM in the past. We last caught up with her at last year’s Art Basel in Miami where we quite enjoyed a showing of her new paintings. She graciously agreed talk with us about the many facets of of her work, her inspirations, her experience working with Murakami, and more in an interview. Questions and answers after the jump…

Streets: World Roundup (April 2 – April 8)

At week’s end, AM is again catching you up with the latest walls from around the world. Leading things off is this sick spider’s web collaboration between Flying Fortress, ZAY, and LAY-Z. Other murals you should check out come from Dabs & Myla (Australia), Bacon (Canada), DECYCLE (Germany), Eine, Sickboy, and Niels Shoe Meulman (California), City Bilder x Otecki (Germany), JR x Cyrcle. (France), M-City (Poland), Mea & Mart (Brazil), Ewok & Rubin (New York), Pøbel (Norway), Faith47 & DAL (Denmark), Deedee Cheriel (California), and […]

Rewind: April 2 – April 8

One of the stories dominating AM of recent weeks has been the behind-the-scenes look at Cai Guo-Qiang and his Sky Ladder exhibition opening today at the LA MOCA. We had the pleasure of attending the explosive Chinese artist’s creative sessions (here, here, and here) as well as the setup for his amazing pyrotechnic event last night. Before heading over to check out the exhibition for yourself, take a look at the video above from Art.sy films (via NOWNESS) that sees Cai talk about his choice of […]

Overtime: April 2 – April 8

Trayvon Martin street art goes up in Baltimore, courtesy of Justin Nether. A look at places where REVOK acquires his found materials for his work. New print from Mear One now on sale. Mr. Cartoon honored by LA Weekly as one of the 10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A. Bobby Hundreds pays a visit to Futura. The market for Banksy works seems to be experiencing a revival. Photos from the INSA “Self Reflection” installation. Virtual room view here. In tribute: friends and collaborators remember the life and […]

Streets: Nick Walker (Paris) Part II

After hitting up Paris with some street work (covered) back in February, Nick Walker (interviewed) has return for more. One of the walls (seen above) he painted was a mirror image of the piece he submitted for the Fifty Fifty group show that opened last week at Parisian showspace Mathgoth Galerie. Take a look at another piece from the Bristol-based artist after the jump…  As a bonus, we added another collaborative piece he painted with SheOne from his last trip there as well.

RISK Paints Santa Monica Home

You may remember last year September, we told you about Risk and Retna (featured) collaborating on painting a house in Santa Monica. That controversial project raised money and awareness for the Heal the Bay Foundation, but drew the wrath of neighbors and resulted some drama and threatened fines from city officials. This time, developer Adam Corlin has commissioned only RISK to cover a new property, minus the scaffolding, with his distinctive abstract style. Look for a more revealing look in May in conjunction with RISK’s upcoming solo show. Discuss Risk here.

Streets: Flying Fortress (Frankfurt)

At the end of last month, Montana Cans in Germany hosted a two day event, Just Writing My Name, where graf artists were invited to paint the Friedensbrücke bridge in Frankfurt. Munich-based legend Flying Fortress, who we met at this year’s POW WOW, participated with this long mural featuring “The Hit Collection.” Check out the full wall as well take a look at a video documenting the going-ons after the jump…

Streets: G40 – Aryz, ROA, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, Gaia (Part 1)

It looks like the G40 Art Summit in Richmond, Virginia that we mentioned earlier has kicked off with murals going up at multiple locations around town. Starting things off were Aryz with a massive still-life, ROA with a bird and arrow, Jaz with six lions, Pixel Pancho with two walls in his signature robotic style, and Gaia with his hands and dove. We’ll be bringing you more as the artists plan to get up more than once and as more participants arrive. More photos after the […]